The Westmoreland County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension is your local connection to Virginia's land-grant universities, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University. Through educational programs based on research and developed with input from local stakeholders, we help the people of Westmoreland County improve their lives. We provide education through programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, and Community Viability.
Mosquitos and their Control
Mosquitoes occur throughout Virginia and are both a nuisance, as well as a potential disease carrier. Eliminating potential mosquito breeding habitats around the home landscape is a critical part of a mosquito control program. Check out VCE’s updated mosquito publication.
In addition, Altosid XR mosquito control briquettes are available for Westmoreland County residents at no charge. Altosid XR is an insecticide that works by preventing the emergence of adult mosquitoes and is used in potential mosquito breeding habitats, such as roadside ditches and other standing water. The briquettes are slow release providing control for up to 150 days. Visit the Extension Office at the AT Johnson Building to pick up the briquettes (limit 5 per household).
Household Hazardous Waste
This year's Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day will be held on Saturday October 21, 7:30am-11:00am for Westmoreland County at the A. T. Johnson Building. The collection is coordinated by the Northern Neck Soil and Water Conservation District (NNSWCD) and Virginia Cooperative Extension, with funding provided by our local government.
For the first 100 lbs. of waste brought, there is no charge to county residents; over 100 lbs., a charge of $1.05/lb will apply.
Acceptable items include: spent fluorescent bulbs, unwanted household pesticides, antifreeze, NiCad, NiMH and other rechargeable batteries, cleaners, non-latex paint/stains, old/contaminated fuels, household cleaners, and much more. Latex paint is disposable: simply open lid, allow the paint to dry, and then dispose of the can in the trash.
For more information regarding the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day, call the NNSWCD at 804-313-9102 x 105 or contact VCE Westmoreland at 804-493-8924.